AmSECC President and Founding Member
Today, Igor is in a position to merge eight years of financial industry experience with an interest in international affairs of emerging markets and transitional economies. He wants to give back to his country, region and friends that same chance he had to make opportunities for himself. He wishes to contribute to the revitalizing of economies and help finance infrastructure projects; to help entrepreneurs create and expand their businesses and elicit the needed jobs.
Lila S. Jokanovic
AMSECC Secretary and Founding Member
AmSECC Treasure and Member
Alexander is also recognized as an expert in the area of system and business analysis, and program management – in which capacity he presented a number of papers and lectured in several countries in North America, Europe, and Asia. While moving on with his career, Alexander kept strong ties with his origins. Through his work and job involvement he continues building business and academic relationships with his native region of Eastern Europe.
M. Scott Leonard
AmSECC Legal Counsel and Founding Member
Scott received his J.D. cum laude from the St. Thomas University School of Law. He served as two-term president of the International Law Society and was an active member of the International Moot Court Board and a Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competitor. During law school, he served as a federal judicial intern to Honorable Ted E. Bandstra, Chief Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida and was a member of the Peter T. Fay American Inn of Court. Prior to practicing law, Scott earned his Master of Arts degree with distinction in Diplomatic Studies from the University of Westminster. His graduate dissertation examined the US role in mediating the Dayton Peace Accords which ended the conflict in the Balkans. The research involved interviews with journalists, academics, soldiers and diplomats in Zagreb, Sarajevo, Paris, London and Moscow, and received academic honors. Before graduate school, he lived and worked in France where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the American University of Paris. He is married to Una Pipic and lives in Chicago.
Stevco Nikolov is originally from Macedonia, and has been in the United States since 2003. He holds Bachelor’s degree in Management from Northeastern University in Chicago and an MBA in International Business and Finance from Governors State University. Stevco has experience in business relations, domestic and international trading, Information Technology and Consulting. He has been working at Governors State University as a graduate assistant and consultant with specialties in business plans, loan proposals, marketing and advertising strategies, financial plan development, cash flow planning, business promotion, accounting, taxation, legal and patent issues, government contracting, certifications and international trade.
Tina is extremely passionate about remaining active in the community and is involved with several organizations that highlight her desire to give back. Apart from AmSECC, she serves on the Board of Directors for the School City of Hobart Educational Foundation; a not-for-profit organization established to organize partnerships with the business community for the benefit of the School City of Hobart in an effort to enhance the bond between the School City and the community. She also belongs to the Chicago Foundation for Women and is on the Young Women’s Leadership Council, where she serves on the Fund Raising and Grant Making committees.